After You Get What You Want
Wandering Star Productions
Cork Arts Theatre
After You Get What You Want You Want
You Don't Want It Anymore
Triskel Arts Centre, Cork.

After You Get What You Want


Emily Hutt

3 Actors (Female) 


Runtime ~ 1 Hr 15 Mins] *Condensed version of 55 mins available

“No one ever expects a great lay to pay the bills.” – Jean Harlow

“A sex symbol becomes a thing and I hate being a thing.” – Marilyn Monroe

“Being a sex symbol is a heavy load to carry, especially when one is tired, hurt and bewildered.” – Clara Bow

Three famous Hollywood starlets: Clara Bow – the ‘It Girl’ of the 1920’s; Jean Harlow – loved in the 1930’s as the original Blonde Bombshell and – most famous of all, the tragic and beautiful – Marilyn Monroe, who dominated the box office in the 1950’s; come together in an alternative world where they have developed a caring friendship.

Not always understood in their time, we now hear stories of their past and witness as they come to terms with their lives and losses. Throughout the play they share their stories with each other and the audience as we discover that they were connected long before their deaths. To show the highs and lows, the beauty and cruelty, the love and heartbreak that comes from being a sex symbol.


Clara Bow

Jean Harlow

Marilyn Monroe